Real Madrid sign intriguing prospect from the Bundesliga

Real Madrid, Florentino Perez (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Florentino Perez (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid continue their project to find the next best thing by signing yet another youngster with a high ceiling, this time from the Bundesliga.

Los Blancos have signed Enrique Herrero from Eintracht Frankfurt, confirmed by the player, who posted it on his socials.

The Spaniard was originally a Villarreal academy player who moved to Frankfurt upon the end of his contract.

Real have been looking at many young players to build for the future. In the last four years, we’ve seen an uptick in young, talented players at the club. We’ve seen players like Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo Goes get signed and now they feature regularly for the first team, particularly the former.

Then you have players like Takefusa Kubo, Brahim and Reiner, all of whom are out on loan spells at other European clubs.

Enrique Herrero won’t be able to play for Real Madrid until FIFA approves of the transfer

There are a couple of issues with Herrero’s transfer to Real Madrid. Of course, he’s still only 17 years old, so he can’t feature for the team until FIFA approves the transfer. He’d be able to train with the U19 squad but can’t play until FIFA confirms it. That shouldn’t be a big issue, according to Real Madrid, but it’s just something worth noting.

Herrero is a very talented forward, who’s scored a lot of goals for the youth teams he’s played with, and was sought after by Barcelona as well, but he chose to move to Real Madrid. Other big teams were interested in him as well. but the player was keen to return to Spain after a not-so-successful spell at Eintracht Frankfurt this season.

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According to AS, Herrero has already signed his contract, but again, he probably won’t feature for the club’s youth teams until next season, so we’d have to wait to see how well he plays with the team. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on, though, as he can turn out to be a useful player for the first team.